02/11/19 – Valentine’s Day

CURRENT EVENTS

Happy Valentine’s Day to All of You 

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Simplify Your Workday

By Barbara Hemphill & Pamela Quinn Gibbard

This book came out in 1998.  I read it many years ago and every so often I review the sections I highlighted. I still think it is a fantastic book and so easy to read. I wish I had written it.

Offers advice on managing time, streamlining one’s work routine, organizing one’s office, utilizing technology, handling stress, and working at home (Source: Amazon)

MOVIE OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK

What Men Want

I just saw this film and it certainly isn’t a great film, but it is entertaining and has some nice messages.

Take a minute to watch this trailer and see what you think.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Normally, I discourage addictions. But since Valentine’s Day is coming up, you  may as well face it; you are:

Addicted to Love

By Robert Palmer

ART OF THE WEEK

The Lovers

By René Magritte

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

Cupid

In classical mythology, Cupid is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus and the war-god Mars.

His Greek counterpart is Eros. Although Eros is generally portrayed as a slender winged youth in Classical Greek art, during the Hellenistic period, he was increasingly portrayed as a chubby boy. During this time, his iconography acquired the bow and arrow that represent his source of power: a person, or even a deity, who is shot by Cupid’s arrow is filled with uncontrollable desire.

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

Well, 50 euros is a lot of money.

PHYSICAL TRAITS

Please don’t let drugs and alcohol destroy your life, like it did this great actor.

CHARACTER TRAITS

I understand what Trent is saying and I believe it is true for the majority of us, but it is certainly more challenging for a few people.

SOCIAL TRAITS 

LEARNING TRAITS

There are some people who never learn this, please don’t be one of them.

MISCELLANEOUS 

Just in case you ever start thinking to highly of yourself, remember this.

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Regarding CBC’s sitcom “Kim’s Convenience”:

I have not seen it, but would like to.  64.29%  (9 votes) 

I’ve seen it and I liked it.  14.29%  (2 votes) 

I have not seen it and I don’t wish to see it.  14.29%  (2 votes) 

I’ve seen it and I didn’t like it.  7.13%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 14

What are your feelings about the music video “Save a Horse”?

Loved it  41.67%  (5 votes) 

No feelings about it  33.33%  (4 votes) 

Hated it  25%  (3 votes) 

Total Votes: 12
Are you too busy to take care of your health?

No  87.5%  (14 votes) 

Maybe  12.5%  (2 votes) 

Yes  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 16

Do you consider yourself healthy?

Yes  73.33%  (11 votes) 

Maybe  20%  (3 votes) 

No  6.67%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 15
Do you believe others think you are healthy?

Yes  80%  (12 votes) 

Maybe  13.33%  (2 votes) 

No  6.67%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 15

BOOK 

Warning:  This book will not change your life, only you can do that.

My Final Cover

02/04/19 – Last Week’s Snow

CURRENT EVENTS

We had a lot of snow here in the Detroit area this past week, as you can see from this photo.

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Rich Dad Poor Dad

By Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter C.P.A.

This book came out in 1997. I feel it is as relevant today as it was decades ago. Like so many things, I don’t agree with everything in this book, but it does present things that you should think about.

Robert Kiyosaki reveals how he developed his unique economic perspective from his two fathers: his real father, who was highly educated but fiscally poor; and the father of his best friend – an eighth-grade drop-out who became a self-made multi-millionaire.

This book lays out his philosophy and aims to open readers eyes by: exploding the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich; challenging the belief that your house is an asset; showing parents why they can’t rely on schools to teach their children about money; defining once and for all an asset versus a liability; and explaining what to teach your children about money for their future financial success. (Source: thrifbooks)

MOVIE OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK

Kim’s Convenience

I am now watching season three of this delightful Canadian (CBC) sitcom.

Take a minute to watch this trailer and see what you think.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

I think this country western song has a few years on it, but I still enjoy watching this video.  Some of you will also and some of you will think it is terrible.  That is the way of things that aren’t bland. 

Save a Horse

By Big & Rich

ART OF THE WEEK

I can’t believe I actually own this painting.  I saw it in Metro Times and went to the gallery displaying the painting. I had no idea at the time, I would be able to buy it; I just went to see it in person.  As it turned, I was talking to the gallery about how much I liked it and they sold it to me.

Some Days I Remember Some Things I Forget

By Kurt Halsey

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu (born December 2, 1968) is an American actress, who became known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television series Ally McBeal (1998–2002), for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series.

Liu’s film work includes starring as one of the heroines (Alex Munday) in Charlie’s Angels (2000), portraying O-Ishii in Kill Bill (2003).

She is currently co-starring in the Sherlock Holmes–inspired crime drama series Elementary as Joan Watson for which she won the Seoul International Drama Award for Best Actress.

Lucy Liu was born on December 2, 1968, in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, New York. She is the youngest of three children born to Cecilia, who worked as a biochemist, and Tom Liu, a trained civil engineer. Liu’s parents originally came from Beijing and Shanghai and immigrated to Taiwan as adults before meeting in New York. She has an older brother, Alex, and an older sister, Jenny. 

Liu has stated that she grew up in a diverse neighborhood. She learned to speak Mandarin at home and began studying English when she was 5. She studied the martial art kali-eskrima-silat as a hobby when she was young.

She enrolled at New York University and transferred to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Liu earned a bachelor’s degree in Asian languages and cultures. Liu worked as a waitress at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase club circa 1988–89. (Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS 

Caution:  Any of you single guys who are going to be in Paris, need to be aware of this.

LEARNING TRAITS

I have heard it said, that most people are about as happy as they wish to be.

MISCELLANEOUS 

Just in case you didn’t know.

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Have you ever watched any of the Hercule Poirot films with David Suchet?

No and I don’t plan to watch them.  53.85%  (7 votes) 

Yes and I enjoyed them.  38.46%  (5 votes) 

No, but I plan to watch them.  7.69%  (1 votes) 

Yes and I did not enjoy them.  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 13

Do you think the idea for the “CBS Eye” came from René Magritte’s “The False Mirror”?

Maybe  50%  (5 votes) 

No  30%  (3 votes) 

Yes  20%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 10
Are you lazy?

No  72.73%  (8 votes) 

Maybe  27.27%  (3 votes) 

Yes  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 11

Are most people lazy?

No  45.45%  (5 votes) 

Yes  27.27%  (3 votes) 

Maybe  27.27%  (3 votes) 

Total Votes: 11

BOOK 

Warning:  This book will not change your life, only you can do that.

My Final Cover